Barnstable County Department of Human Services

Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services plans, develops, and coordinates regional solutions to Cape Cod’s most pressing health and human service issues. We foster and support collaborative initiatives with data analysis, strategic planning, and investment of county, state and federal resources. Our current initiatives include convening key stakeholders to address substance use, homelessness, and chronic disease. In addition, we compile and disseminate regional human service information and resources. Our goal is to create a “Healthy Connected Cape Cod”.


Community Engagement Plan for HOME American Rescue Plan Program Now Available

Barnstable County Human Services, in conjunction with Barrett Planning Group LLC, is pleased to share a Community Engagement Plan for the HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Program, available on the HOME-ARP project webpage at […]

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Barnstable County Seeks to Boost Community Input to Help Inform Assessment of Substance Use on Cape Cod

      Two public “kick-off” meetings are being offered in September. August 11, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County Department of Human Services and the Regional Substance Addiction Council will offer […]

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The Cape & Islands Continuum of Care (CoC) is Now Accepting New and Renewal Project Applications

UPDATE: The Cape Cod and Islands Continuum of Care (CoC) Request for Proposals (RFP) has been amended to include revised HUD funding resources and project scoring methodology.  Please click on […]

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Samaritans on Cape Cod & Islands Launch New 3-Digit Crisis Support Number: 988

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands recently launched 988, the 3-digit number adopted by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you haven’t heard about 988, here’s a quick overview. […]

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Housing Assistance Corporation’s New THRIVE Program Provides Housing Subsidies for Childcare Workers

Here is some great news for our community! Have you heard about the new THRIVE program created by Housing Assistance Corporation to address housing affordability? The program provides housing subsidies […]

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Read the Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) Monthy E-Newsletter

Have you seen the July edition? Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) monthly E-Newsletter is a tether of communication across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod, providing […]

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